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Tergar Meditation Community Presents Mindful Leadership

Learn How CranioSacral Therapy Helps Children with Autism

ergar Meditation Community of Madison and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds will present Mindful Leadership, from 7 to 9 p.m. on October 24, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 25, at the Gordon Commons Event Center on the UW campus, in Madison. World-renowned speakers, neuroscientist Richard Davidson, Harvard leadership expert Bill George and Zen priest Roshi Joan Halifax will discuss and explore the relationship between the ancient practice of meditation and mindful leadership in the modern world. Groundbreaking research has shown that practicing meditation can reduce stress, enhance attention and creativity, and foster healthy relationships by strengthening empathy and compassion. Recent advances in neuroscience have begun to unravel the mysteries of how mindfulness practices impact our behavior and the functioning of the brain. Civic and business leaders are beginning to recognize the vast potential mindfulness training offers for developing effective leadership skills, managing stress and creating a more sustainable work and home environment. This interactive discussion will focus on recent advances in science and mindful leadership development and its potential to help us become more compassionate leaders, better equipped to approach life’s challenging issues with insight and compassion. Participants will be led through a variety of mindfulness exercises and learn techniques used to improve focus, attention and empathy in a variety of settings.

ami Goldstein, WLMT, CST, will present a oneday workshop, Applications of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, Massage & Bodywork for Autism (CSMB-A) at Globe University in Madison from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m., October 18. Massage therapists can provide invaluable hands-on work to children on the autism Tami Goldstein spectrum. Currently, according to CDC statistics, one in 68 children fall on the autism spectrum, and they are often misunderstood. This course teaches how to best serve their needs. Working effectively with this population requires an understanding of autism. Gaining a foundation in autism, its characteristics, and how SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) impacts children contributes to success when approached by or desiring to reach out more effectively to this clientele. This course provides a foundational understanding and tools for effective therapy: how different touch modalities address sensory systems in the body; understanding a particular child’s presentation of disability can lead to successful therapeutic massage sessions. Learn how to prepare the work environment and ask helpful health intake questions. The instructor uses her extensive background working with these individuals both personally and professionally. She combines storytelling with role-playing and group activities to help guide participants toward providing optimal therapeutic benefit. Goldstein has helped children on the autism spectrum for more than 10 years and is an NCBTMB-certified instructor. She is also the international award-winning author of Coming Through the Fog about her daughter’s recovery from Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder to Functioning Recovery and independent living, available on Amazon.com. This course is open to massage therapists (9 CEU) credits, and also to parents/caregivers of children with autism.

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Cost: October 24 ($8-$15); October 25 ($65-$195). Location: University of Wisconsin – Gordon Commons Event Center, 770 W. Dayton St., Madison. For more information, call Amy Elizabeth at 888-645-1114 or email Mindful@ Tergar.org. Tickets available at MindfuLeadership.org. See ad, page 15.

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Cost: $125. Location: Globe University, 4901 East Park Blvd., Madison. For more information or to register, call 800-233-5880 or visit Upledger.com.

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